I just found this prayer “September Blessing” by Steve Garnaas-Holmes in a folder and felt like it was just right for today. Even though it is called “September” blessing, I think it still works for October. At least here in Champaign, where it is a beautifully warm fall day. Peace on your head.
September Blessing, Steve Garnaas-Holmes
May the start of new things be deep and fruitful in you.
May the changes in the air ring changes in your heart.
May the lengthening of nights bring deeper peace and rest.
May flocks of geese flying south bring you on a journey toward your own soul.
May falling leaves relieve you of what you do not need.
May new emerging colors spangle your spirit.
May summer’s soft departure give you courage to be, and to be without.
May grace bear abundant harvest in your soul, extravagant bushels of belovedness, fit for the table of God.
And for you in the Southern Hemisphere: may new light dawn, and new opening within bid you to come.